Research Western

Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success

Jointly funded by the office of the Vice-President (Research) and the researcher's faculty, Western's Strategic Support for NSERC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as Seed and Bridge grants. These grants are targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external NSERC funding or are preparing to submit to  a higher NSERC grant value. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.

The merit of each proposal will be assessed on innovation, impact, deliverables (both long- and short-term), proposed methodology, HQP training plan and proposed budget. Successful applicants are expected to develop and submit competitive research proposals to a NSERC competition within two years of the award’s start date. Scroll down for application form and instructions



  • Dean's Deadline:
  • RDS Deadline:
  • Presentations:
  • Results Available By:
  • Check with relevant Dean's office
  • October 13, 2015
  • November-December 2015
  • December 2015


Indirect costs are not supported by this program.


Internal program applications are processed through Research Development & Services and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).


Western Contact:

Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306